Thursday, May 08, 2008

So, what's it with us and databases ? Maybe the InfoCom needs to pre-vet databases.

It is so disappointing that society has got to a point where every problem can be sorted with DATA in a DATABASE. Seems like if you have a problem, what you need is a database - whatever's happened to intelligence ?

Ok. I'm peeved with recent news that employers will share a database of workers which will be used for vetting prospective employees and companies like Harrods, Selfridges, Reed Managed Services and Mothercare are alleged to have signed up to the scheme.

I won't even go into the nitty gritty.

Of course, the "private" database will propose to comply with DP laws and practice.

Who makes these stupid decisions about setting up databases?

Perhaps the Information Commissioner can set up some procedure for PRE-VETTING prospective databases. Anyone who wants to sent up a database should apply to the InfoCommr and while I understand this would be a daunting task in terms of resources and convenience, it would serve to deter those bureaucrats that put our lives at risk of being compromised.

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